Entertainment Movies Oscars Will Require Proof of Vaccination, 2 Negative COVID Tests for Attendees and Nominees The 94th Academy Awards is set to air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27 By Olivia Jakiel Olivia Jakiel Instagram Associate Editor, Nights – PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 17, 2022 11:24 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require all guests and nominees to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, as well as two negative P.C.R. tests, in order to attend the Oscars this year, PEOPLE confirms. The 94th Academy Awards is set to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27. The Dolby Theatre seats roughly 3,320 people, and 2,500 guests are expected at this year's show. Performers and presenters will have to undergo "rigorous testing," but will not be required to show proof of vaccination, a spokeswoman for the Academy first told The New York Times on Thursday. Nicole Kidman Reveals Daughters' Reaction to Oscar Nomination After She 'Literally Started Crying' Rob Latour/Shutterstock The decision was made in keeping with safety protocols regarding return-to-work standards set by Los Angeles County, the spokeswoman said. For more on the COVID-19 protocols for the Oscars, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. Additionally, mask requirements will also vary depending on where attendees and nominees are sitting – nominees and their guests will be seated in the orchestra and parterre areas of the Dolby Theatre and will not be required to wear face coverings, but will be spaced out more than usual, per the spokeswoman. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The news comes just a week after it was originally reported that the Academy was not planning on requiring proof of vaccination – just a negative P.C.R test or rapid test the day of the event – in order to attend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nicole Kidman Reveals Daughters' Reaction to Oscar Nomination After She 'Literally Started Crying' Earlier this week, it was announced that Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will serve as hosts of this year's big event. Jimmy Kimmel was the last celeb to host the Oscars, having emceed the ceremony in 2017 and 2018. RELATED VIDEO: 2022 Oscar Nominations: Will Smith, Kristen Stewart Score Nods, The Power of the Dog Leads with 12 While fans can expect to see familiar faces up for a coveted Oscar, including Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington, and Javier Bardem, a slew of new actors have been nominated for the first time in their careers. Kristen Stewart is up for Best Actress for her role as Lady Diana in Spencer, Ariana DeBose nabbed a spot in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, and Jesse Plemons is up for Best Supporting Actor for his role as George Burbank in The Power of the Dog. The 94th Annual Academy Awards is set to air on Sunday, March 27, live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the CDC, WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.